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Swim ladder choices
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Looking to add a somewhat permanent swim ladder on my 2005 Lund 1700 Explorer SS and looking for advice.

I have been using the hang on type which has not been working well. The support legs are too short so when it hangs in the water due to the curve of the hull the ladder ends up and at awkward angle that makes it hard to climb. That and because it swings so much it is starting to wear the paint.

I am looking at 2 different options and want to see if anyone else has tried these. Both are transom mounting.

First is the Garelick 19874 Gull Wing Boarding Ladder Aluminum ladder. http://www.starmarinedepot.com/Garelick+19874+Gull+Wing+Boarding+Ladder+Aluminum.html?gclid=COqA34ikqrgCFUhgMgodql4A6g. I like this option because there is a permanent mounting point on the transom and the ladder portion is removable. Just don't know how well its function will be for kids getting in and out.

The second option is Outboard Transom Platform & Telescoping Ladder http://www.garelick.com/Outboard-Transom-Platform-Telescoping-Ladder. Looks like it would be easier for kids to get in and out of the boat but not too fond of the permanent mounting.

Open to other ideas and suggestions if anyone has any.

Thanks,

Posted on: 2013/7/12 10:55
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Re: Swim ladder choices
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Anyone?

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Re: Swim ladder choices
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Guess nobody has swim ladders on their boats.

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Re: Swim ladder choices
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Send you a PM Todd to see if you have any pics of ladder on your boat. I'm choosing between the Cabelas 2 or 3 step. Just think the 3 step may stick up to high.

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Re: Swim ladder choices
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I have been looking at the Garelick swim ladders. I am close to pulling the trigger on a folding removable transom mount as I want to be able to remove it when I am not swimming.

http://www.go2marine.com/product/97729F/folding-boarding-ladders-gull-wing-step-stainless-steel.html

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Re: Swim ladder choices
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Any new opinions on the topic? Been thinking of putting one of some type on a crestliner sportfish. Just looking to see if anyone had anything new to say...

SD

Posted on: 4/2 9:18:35
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Re: Swim ladder choices
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This is the one I got for my Crestliner SF. Really like the platform as I can put a bucket on it when transferring minnows back to the truck after fishing or getting in and out of the boat. Think the have a telescoping ladder model, too.
http://trophy1802.yolasite.com/swim-step.php

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Re: Swim ladder choices
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Was thinking of a plain telescopic​ ladder, but kinda like the platform idea. Give kids a spot to drip off before bringing extra water onboard!

SD

Posted on: 4/2 10:11:47
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